Emergency Housing Vouchers

PHA has been awarded Emergency Housing Vouchers

for the HOMELESS


What is an Emergency Housing Voucher? 

  • The vouchers are housing choice vouchers (HCV) but are dedicated exclusively to those in City of Philadelphia's Homeless system
  • Applicants cannot apply to PHA for EHVs, and must be directly referred from the City of Philadelphia's Homeless Services System
  • Provides extra supports including counseling and housing search assistance

What if I'm on the HCV Waitlist or want more information about the Emergency Housing Vouchers?

If you would like more information about EHVs or homelessness assistance programs, please contact the City of Philadelphia's Office of Homeless Services by using one of the three options listed below:

  1. Complete an online form: Contact the Prevention, Diversion & Intake Unit
  2. Call the Homelessness Prevention Hotline at (215) 686-7177 and follow the instructions. Due to high call volume, it may take 72 hours to receive a callback. 
  3. Visit a City-funded intake center: https://www.phila.gov/services/property-lots-housing/buy-sell-or-rent-a-property/find-housing/find-emergency-housing/


For additional information about the Emergency Housing Vouchers please visit HUD's EHV website page at:  https://www.hud.gov/ehv

Do you need help paying your rent? 

For Emergency Rental Assistance you can visit www.phlrentassist.org or call 215-320-7880. You must apply online at www.phlrentassist.org. If you don't have access to a computer, please call 311.


Additional Resources Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Providers:

EHV Frequently Asked Questions

EHV HCV Application Reference Guide

EHV HCV Application Required Documents

HCV Housing Search and Move-in Guide


Landlord Information

PHA will provide security deposit assistance up to one month's contract rent for new Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV).